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Putting Families First (PFF)

A collaborative approach to supporting families in the Brimbank - Melton community where there has been involvement with the justice system in the past 12 months

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Who are we supporting with the Putting Families First program?

Funded by the Victorian State Government the Putting Families First (PFF) program will provide families in Melbourne’s Brimbank-Melton area with a grassroots community driven response aimed at keeping them safely together.

For families who have been involved with the justice system support that aims to build their skills to improve family relationships, improve school attendance rates, maintain secure housing, and connect them to their community, training, and employment is vital to breaking the cycle of disadvantage so often experienced.

Improving child and parental health, reducing offending, working with cultural sensitivity and appropriateness while promoting self-determination, and reducing the need for acute services will ensure our success as we strive to build strong families – with individual family members who are safe, healthy, and well, and parents who are supported to create a safe and nurturing home environment for their children.

Putting Families First will engage the support of Foundation House (FH), a specialist refugee trauma agency supporting survivors of torture and other traumatic events to provide professional learning opportunities to staff to ensure appropriate and specialised support for culturally and linguistically diverse community members is delivered.

Together we look forward to being able to achieve life-changing outcomes for families in the Brimbank -Melton community and to growing our partnership with the Victorian Government through the Putting Families First initiative. We applaud the government’s commitment to create equal opportunities for all Victorians to live a safe, respected, and valued life.

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OzChild acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government.

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